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Swim Lessons in Rutherford County

Swim lessons are a great way to introduce your little ones to the water before summer gets here! Maybe the older kids need a refresher, too.

Beyond Aquatics
236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro
The learn-to-swim program provides one-on-one instruction for ages 6 months and older. They also offer mommy and me swim classes.

Excel Aquatics Classes

Julie Williams

Excel Aquatics offers swim group and private lessons at three Murfreesboro locations — MTSU Pool (1848 Blue Raider Drive), Sports*Com (2310 Memorial Blvd.) and Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.). Classes include Swim U, Beginner 1 and 2, Advanced 1 and adult lessons. In addition, there are swim lessons for younger kids including the Parent/Tot class for ages 12 – 36 months and Starfish Swimmers Survival Swim for ages 6 months – 3 years. Find a detailed list of each level of swim classes at the website.

Howard’s Hope

Howard’s Hope is a non-profit charity dedicated to providing youth in Middle Tennessee with access to programs in the areas of health, education and recreation with an emphasis on water survival training and aquatic safety. Howard’s Hope offers two aquatics programs: The Flying Fish and The Angelfish. The Flying Fish Program provides the funds necessary for children from economically disadvantaged households to participate in formal swim lessons. The Angelfish program is for parents who can pay for their child to have the formal swim lessons as well as sponsor a child in the Flying Fish Program — a minimum donation is required, (call for details), which covers the cost of one registered child plus lessons for a disadvantaged child. Lessons are held at Middle Tennessee State University Campus Recreation Center located at 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro.

MTSU Rec Center

1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro


Private and group swim classes are available for ages 6 months and older. The parent/child aquatics (parents must be in the water with children) is for ages 6 months – 3 years, three levels of preschool aquatics for ages 4 – 5 and six levels of the Learn-to-Swim classes for ages 6 and older.

Ms. Sue’s Swimming

7857 S. Lamar Road, Smyrna


Day and evening classes that are approximately 60 minutes long, take place Monday – Friday available from June – August in a heated, salt water pool that’s designed for teaching beginners to learn to swim from 6 months old to adult. They offer a Parent and Child Aquatic Program (PAC) for ages 6 months – 3 years as well as six other levels for older kids.

SplashTown at SOAC

100 Sam Ridley Parkway E., Smyrna

615-459-9742, ext. 2612

Group swim lessons run Mon – Fri June 4 – 8, June 11 – 15, June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, July 16 – 20, July 30 – Aug. 3 and Aug. 13 – 17 for ages 5 and older.

Sweetman Swim School

461 Meadowlark Lane, La Vergne

Beginner Level Classes, Beginner Stroke Classes and Advanced Stroke Classes are available for all ages. Lessons run mid-May through July. Private lessons are only held in Aug.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

2001 Motlow College Blvd., Smyrna

The parent/child swim program introduces ages 6 months – 3 years to the joys of swimming for the first time under the care and love of their parents. The preschool swim lessons teaches ages 3 – 12 the fundamentals of swimming. The adult lessons are for ages 13 and older.

Photo at top provided by Howard’s Hope.

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